Healing Bones with Stem Cells at UC Davis – Mark Lee: CIRM Spotlight on Disease
Severe bone fractures can lead to such massive bone loss that realigning and fixing the bone with implants is not enough to heal the bone. In these cases, the trauma victim is left with chronic pain and non-functioning limbs. Dr. Mark Lee, an orthopedic surgeon at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is developing new stem cell based methods to overcome these current challenges in treating non-healing bone. Dr. Lee spoke about his research at the CIRM governing board’s Spotlight on Disease seminar on March 21, 2012 in Sacramento, California.